About Us

We want you to discover the unique experience of surfing and surf culture around the globe. See with your own eyes what keeps bringing surfers back to the water day after day.

We want you to discover the unique experience of surfing and surf culture around the globe. See with your own eyes what keeps bringing surfers back to the water day after day. Give you the experience of explore around the best surf spots of Playa Santa Teresa with amazing 4×4 Quads.
SURFING is a way of life. It keeps you in touch with nature, discover, and helps you to appreciate the beauty of the simple things in life. Try it with our team, you’ll love it!
TEAM
Pacifica Xtreme is run by a team of local and international surfers. We have one of the best surf schools in town. We want you to have the best possible experience out in the surf. Our instructors are friendly, and most of all, fun to learn from. We love surfing and want to spread the love.
Because our mission is for all ages to safely and comfortably experience the incredible sensation of surfing and exploring the magical enviroment of Costa Rica!

Simone Mignemi

My name is Simon,
I am Italian and have lived in Costa Rica for the past 10 years…»my tropical paradise» is how I describe this place. Pacifica Surf School and Pacifica Surf Studios was born from a lifelong pursuit of sports and nature. When I was living in Italy, I had always been dedicated to sports, for 12 years I was a semi-professional motocross rider and I was aiming for big goals in racing until I had to face the reality of an almost complete lack of sponsors.It was at this time I realized that I had to choose a new direction: to study law. Difficult, but doable if I could only put half of the motivation and determination that I did for motocross! It took many hard years, but I succeeded. During these years that I started surfing, and the more I surfed the less I felt convinced of what I really wanted from my life…it was at that time in which I visited Costa Rica for the first time.
Costa Rica was the solution, the place where I could live an outdoor life and where surfing was not only a passion, but a job too. I continued my studies and received my law degree in order to feel more prepared to do what a really wanted to do-move to Costa Rica and teach surfing. I opened my first school in Playa Tamarindo and I loved it except that the town was becoming rapidly urbanized.I explored more of the incredible Costa Rican territory until I ended up in a very spectacular place- Playa Santa Teresa. I didn’t hesitate much, in less than one year I moved to Santa Teresa and opened another school: the Pacifica Surf School.